Recovering from extreme dieting

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I'm an eighteen year old female ,164 cm height and 50 kg weight. I have been dieting for the past 9 months in order to lose 6-7 kilograms ( I was originally 56-57 kg I cant remember exactly) . I try to eat around 7000 calories a week but it is getting very exhausting . I always feel fatigued and lightheaded. I decided to increase my weekly calories by a 1000 but I'm worried that I will put all the weight back.Yes I understand that this is too extreme but I'm honestly stuck.

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    You need medical help and soon. You should be nearer 55kg at your height. Please do go to your doctor and ask for help before you get to a stage where it is too late.

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    Why have you been dieting like that when you know it was not a good idea? Eating a healthy balanced diet with sensible exercising, keeping active, avoiding stress and lots of sleep is what you should be aiming for.

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      I really have no clear answer to that. I guess I can say that I was not pleased with my body image at the time and I wanted to lose weight quickly ( an important event was coming up) without having to exercise ( I'm very lazy when it comes to exercise).

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    Dear lisa48554

    We have seen your comments and the responses made to them. Your fellow users are quite correct - at 1000 calories a day you are not going to put weight back on and indeed are likely to keep losing it. You are already underweight and your health will be at serious risk if you lose more. We suggest you make an appointment with your GP - they can help you with a healthy diet and perhaps address some of your body image issues.

    Kindest regards,


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